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Damaris Quiles, 35

Damaris Quiles, 35, a Latina woman, and her mother, Carmen Quiles, 73, were allegedly stabbed to death by Walter Garcia, 37, about 8:45 a.m. in Tujunga on Thursday, Jan. 10, in an apparent double murder-suicide.

Garcia was arguing with Damaris, and her mother, who lived with her at 6846 Quinton Lane, came outside to intervene. Garcia allegedly stabbed the two women, then drove to Pasadena and jumped to his death from the Colorado Street Bridge.

The mother was declared dead at the scene, and Damaris was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:35 a.m., said spokeswoman Officer Karen Smith of the Los Angeles Police Department. The couple had a 6-year-old son, who was at school at the time of the incident.

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